ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood and the Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong on Wednesday met and discussed the issue of Pakistani students studying in China and agreed to maintain communication and coordination on this matter.
The minister in his social media message said that many issues relating to education cooperation were discussed including issue of Pakistani students in Chinese universities. Hope to deepen education ties between the two countries.
A statement issued said that the Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong called on Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and National Heritage Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on a range of bilateral issues of mutual interests based on education and skills development.
Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood stated that Pakistan and China have a strong bond and it is growing deeper with every passing day. China is the first country to provide Covid-19 pandemic vaccines to Pakistan and also a role model for the world, the way it fought against the deadly virus and defeated this unseen enemy, he added.
Ambassador of China said since last many decades, China always stands with Pakistan on national and international fora to support Pakistan on all the issues which tells the significance of our mutual friendship. He further stated that one of the largest numbers of foreign students studying in China is from Pakistan; likewise Pakistan is receiving highest number of Chinese scholarships than any other country in the world.
The meeting of two all-weather friends was marked with traditional warmth, mutual understanding and trust. The two sides have reiterated their resolve to further consolidate their relationships in the areas of education, skills development and culture.
The meeting was also attended by the Secretary Federal Education Ms. Farah Hamid Khan, Executive director HEC Ms. Shaista Sohail and other higher authorities of the ministry.